A new home for businesses looking to deliver innovation into the rail sector has been launched today by the University of Birmingham.
UK start-up, Vanguard Sustainable Transport Solutions, has been announced as winner of ‘Best SME’ at the European Rail Clusters Initiative Innovation Awards.
A new agreement will see railway expertise from academia, government and industry driving forward rail innovation at a world class rail testing centre in Wales.
Moving heavy freight off roads and into the rail network is the focus of new collaborations between the University and transport company Pass Logistics.
Avanti West Coast is the first train operator to join a network of experts and facilities aiming to transform rail travel, led by the University of Birmingham.
Two brand new civil and railway engineering programmes are being launched.
The issues currently facing the railway industry are not new, but they are more challenging and urgent as a result of the global pandemic.